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Jens1893
11-30-2005, 01:09 AM
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/5518/devoe13vp.jpg

how do i make stuff like this?

Play2win
11-30-2005, 05:18 AM
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/5518/devoe13vp.jpg

how do i make stuff like this?
I'll Put together Something for you, with screenshots and all, just give me a day or two. ;D

Rock Chalk
11-30-2005, 05:39 AM
I'll Put together Something for you, with screenshots and all, just give me a day or two. ;D
Hey Play2Win, if you make the tutorial number it and I will sticky it.

My next full tutorial I am going to do is on reflections. I will be doing a mini tutorial as a supplement to the Extract Image tutorial showing how to extract images with the magic wand.

Jens1893
11-30-2005, 05:49 AM
thank you, play2win.

and as i have you 2 here already, how do i resize images on the fly? i mean resizing with some sort of bounding box, like when you type something and press and ctrl or like you have in paint shop pro by default.

Rock Chalk
11-30-2005, 06:19 AM
thank you, play2win.

and as i have you 2 here already, how do i resize images on the fly? i mean resizing with some sort of bounding box, like when you type something and press and ctrl or like you have in paint shop pro by default.
Easiest way to resize an image is in MS Paint. CTRL+E (maybe W) and then change the horizontal and vertical percentages equally.

But in Photoshop, you just go Menu: Image-->Image Size...

If you keep the "Constrain Proportions" box checked, then you only have to change the width OR the height and the other is automatically resized in proportion.

Play2win
11-30-2005, 06:34 AM
Hey Play2Win, if you make the tutorial number it and I will sticky it.

My next full tutorial I am going to do is on reflections. I will be doing a mini tutorial as a supplement to the Extract Image tutorial showing how to extract images with the magic wand.
Sounds good to me. :thumbsup:

Jens1893
11-30-2005, 09:28 AM
Easiest way to resize an image is in MS Paint. CTRL+E (maybe W) and then change the horizontal and vertical percentages equally.

But in Photoshop, you just go Menu: Image-->Image Size...

If you keep the "Constrain Proportions" box checked, then you only have to change the width OR the height and the other is automatically resized in proportion.

i know that, but after further research paintshop pro doesnt have the feature im looking for, either ... or i havent found it yet :dunk:

RhymesayersDU
11-30-2005, 09:31 AM
Sweet, a magic wand tutorial. That has been frustrating me, and I've gone to exclusively using the other deal... the lasso tool I believe it is. Perhaps I'm not using the wagic wand correctly.

Play2win
11-30-2005, 10:02 AM
i know that, but after further research paintshop pro doesnt have the feature im looking for, either ... or i havent found it yet :dunk:
I don't know if this is what you are looking for or not, But you can alway use Free Transform command (Command/T) to get a bounding Box. You can re-size and rotate just like you could do with any other Bounding Box. Then you could Just crop your Image afterwords (cropping out the unneccessary white background).

The trick would be to SHOW RULERS (Command/R), set the units (inches or PIXELS) and Set-up GUIDES. Then, after re-sizing your image, just CROP to the Guides.

(of course Image Size allows you alot more control over different size and Resolution properties...)

I hope this is what you were getting at. ;D

Rock Chalk
11-30-2005, 10:04 AM
CTRL-T (we dont use dirty macs Play2Win) is Free Transform and that is one of the most useful commands in PS.

Play2win
11-30-2005, 10:09 AM
CTRL-T (we dont use dirty macs Play2Win) is Free Transform and that is one of the most useful commands in PS.
I am still absolutely LOVING my new PowerBook, and the Dual Monitor set-up I got... ;D

Play2win
11-30-2005, 10:15 AM
CTRL-T (we dont use dirty macs Play2Win) is Free Transform and that is one of the most useful commands in PS.

Did you know, now in CS2, you can WARP Selection from the contextual menu off of Free Transform?

Its pretty sweet. I have just started to play around with that...

Blueflame
11-30-2005, 12:45 PM
i know that, but after further research paintshop pro doesnt have the feature im looking for, either ... or i havent found it yet :dunk:

In Paintshop Pro, resizing is simple... click the "Image" tab, then "Resize"... on the next screen, it's as easy as typing in the height or width you need. Because resizing can make an image look less sharp, I always go into "Effects" and sharpen it up after making any size changes.

Jens1893
11-30-2005, 12:49 PM
the free transform thing is the thing i wanted. thanks.

Rock Chalk
11-30-2005, 01:53 PM
Did you know, now in CS2, you can WARP Selection from the contextual menu off of Free Transform?

Its pretty sweet. I have just started to play around with that...
Yes, there are lots of things in CS2 that are sweet that I love over CS and 7.0.

Play2win
11-30-2005, 02:07 PM
Yes, there are lots of things in CS2 that are sweet that I love over CS and 7.0.
I know, I have been working on 7.0 for a FEW years now, until just recently. Like 1 Month ago recently!!!


Photoshop CS2 is one HELL of a program. :militia:

OrangeShadow
12-01-2005, 04:36 AM
i just got CS2 2 days ago

RhymesayersDU
12-01-2005, 08:48 AM
i just got CS2 2 days ago
Same here, I got CS2 like, a week ago. It's fun.

Especially when it's free. ;)

El Guapo
12-01-2005, 08:51 AM
i need a hookup.. i used to have it and I really miss it.


Id like a tutorial on how to do neon signs and stuff. :~ohyah!:

Play2win
12-01-2005, 08:52 AM
i just got CS2 2 days ago
Rock ON!! :militia:

Play2win
12-01-2005, 08:54 AM
Same here, I got CS2 like, a week ago. It's fun.

Especially when it's free. ;)

!Booya! :militia: !Booya! :militia: !Booya!

Rock Chalk
12-01-2005, 08:58 AM
i need a hookup.. i used to have it and I really miss it.


Id like a tutorial on how to do neon signs and stuff. :~ohyah!:
Bet, that was one of the first tutorials I ever went through so I will make you one up.

Natedogg
03-27-2006, 12:18 PM
Hey alec, you're tutorials are great. If you're still looking for requests I'd like to have one making realistic and accurate shadows.

Rock Chalk
03-29-2006, 12:19 PM
Hey alec, you're tutorials are great. If you're still looking for requests I'd like to have one making realistic and accurate shadows.
Alright.

I owe another tutorial (actually two) so this weekend I will make all three.

I will personally set aside some time to do this this weekend.

minibronco
04-02-2006, 04:58 PM
BTW Alec, always wanted to ask you this:

Am I able to post tutorials? And number them?

Kaylore
06-28-2006, 12:03 AM
Can someone do a tutorial on adding various wind effects? The wind filter blurs the image too much. I'd like to see if it's possible to create wind effects in ways that don't smear the original image too much.

Rock Chalk
06-30-2006, 11:12 AM
Can someone do a tutorial on adding various wind effects? The wind filter blurs the image too much. I'd like to see if it's possible to create wind effects in ways that don't smear the original image too much.
Explain please.

What do you want the effect to produce on the original image?

Kaylore
06-30-2006, 09:48 PM
Explain please.

What do you want the effect to produce on the original image?
I'm looking to create a trail that suggests speed. I guess it's just making something with trail effect on it.

Sorta like this:
http://www.vgmuseum.com/scans/gb/flash.jpg

RunByDesign
07-02-2006, 07:14 PM
I'm looking to create a trail that suggests speed. I guess it's just making something with trail effect on it.

Sorta like this:
http://www.vgmuseum.com/scans/gb/flash.jpg

Without giving a step-by-step tutorial, I would suggest using several, varying transparency layers, with the wind and blur filters added in.

Rock Chalk
07-03-2006, 07:45 AM
I'm looking to create a trail that suggests speed. I guess it's just making something with trail effect on it.

Sorta like this:
http://www.vgmuseum.com/scans/gb/flash.jpg
I got a red X bud.